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Gedling green group organise first climate change convention in Arnold


A green group in Gedling are planning their first convention in a bid to get local people together who are concerned about climate change.

Gedling Climate Change Group are hosting their first Climate and Nature Convention on Saturday, November 18 at The Civic Centre in Arnold.

The convention will take place between 10am-3pm.

The free event will be all-ticket and these can be booked online.

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There will be guest speakers throughout the day, along with facilitated group discussions and stalls from organisations that all work with the climate and nature at the heart of what they do.

There will also be a free screening of “Offshore”, an independent documentary that brings together varying perspectives on working in offshore oil and gas and renewable energy, as part of the convention.

Confirmed to speak at the convention is Dr Simon Berrow, a well-respected international lecturer on Marine Biology and travels around the world. He is a university lecturer at GMIT (Galway Mayo Institute of Technology), CEO of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and has also been on the heritage council as a marine advisor to the Irish Government.

A spokesman for Gedling Climate Change Group said: “We have organised the Climate and Nature Convention, as we believe nothing like this has been done on a local level in the Gedling area and surrounding boroughs.

“People are hugely concerned about the Climate Crisis but often feel like their voice isn’t heard and don’t know how they can change that, or that smaller scale changes and projects can get ignored. Well, we’re hoping to have the answer to those worries!

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“The Climate and Nature Convention will be a day where everyone will have their chance to ask questions, raise concerns and learn about what we can do to address the climate and nature emergency.

“As a group we will be collecting the findings from the day and feeding these directly back to the local council, to ensure local people’s views and concerns are communicated effectively and cannot be ignored.”

They added: “We want as many people to attend as possible so we can all make a difference, together.”

Tickets to the convention are free and booked through Eventbrite:

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  1. The recent sudden flooding has shocked a lot of us. Climate heating makes these events more likely. Come and have your say on what we should be doing about it. Get your ticket quickly while they are still available

    • Absolute utter nonsense. Flooding has nothing to do with ‘Climate Change’. It’s all a scam!! All about control & making money.

  2. There are still some climate change sceptics out there whose brains function on a single cell.
    Who did the previous comment writer give his to?

  3. Last month someone said to me words to the effect of “that earthquake – that’s something you can’t blame climate change for”. Well – if you melt a lot of ice and snow the land has less weight on it and will tend to lift a bit which can cause tremors. Honestly I am surprised that there are still climate change deniers.


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